Balance and Composure, Mayer Hawthorne and Thrice Announce Record Store Day Titles
Balance and Composure, Mayer Hawthorne and Thrice have announced exclusive releases for this year’s Record Store Day!
Balance and Composure are excited to release Slow Heart, their new two-track 7” featuring a pair of songs from the original Light We Made sessions – “Run From Me” and “Body Language.” Slow Heart will have a limited run of 1,000 7”s for RSD.
Mayer Hawthorne’s Party Of One EP will receive its first physical release! Limited to 1,500 copies, the 12” is pressed on luminescent aquamarine vinyl.
Lastly, Thrice will release a two-track 7” titled Sea Change. Sea Change includes a b-side from last year’s To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere and a live version of “Black Honey.” This release is limited to 2,500.
Record Store Day is April 22, 2017. See the list of participating retailers HERE.
WATERS Share New Video For "Hiccups"
WATERS have unveiled the video for their power pop single “Hiccups”!
WATERS’ lead singer Van Pierszalowski says of the vivacious video, directed by Jonathan Chu of POP ETC, “It reflects the idea that life is inherently stacked against you, and the only way to get through it all is to embrace the fuck-ups, face-plants, and failed dreams as part of the journey. We wanted to make sure the video reflected the weird and fun nature of things while being aware that you will probably fail a ton on the way."
Pre-order WATERS’ Something More!: iTunes | Vinyl/CD | Amazon | Google Play
LP Announces North American Tour, New US Album Due Out In May
Acclaimed recording artist and songwriter LP has announced dates for her headlining North American Spring tour which kicks off May 11th in Vancouver, BC. Scheduled to hit major cities throughout the U.S. including Seattle, Nashville, Alabama at this year’s Hangout Music Festival, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, the multi-city trek will support LP’s highly anticipated, forthcoming new album Lost On You, which is scheduled for release in early May.
The new album and tour announce on the heels of last year’s critically praised U.S. EP Death Valley, which spawned the hit single “Lost On You.” To date, the track has amassed over 91 million YouTube view as well as 44 million Spotify streams. What’s more, “Lost On You” has peaked at #1 in 17 countries around the world including France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Russia, Turkey, and more.
Tickets for LP’s upcoming North American Spring tour will go on-sale this Friday, March 17th beginning at 10AM local time. A fan pre-sale will begin Wednesday, March 15th at 10AM local time and end Thursday March 16th at 10PM local time. For all on-sale purchase info, head HERE.
Bad Suns Premiere "Heartbreaker" (Aqua Remix)
Bad Suns have revealed the brand new Aqua remix of their single, “Heartbreaker.” Produced by Nicholas ‘Aqua’ McCarrell and featuring additional bass & guitar by Todd Wisenbaker, the track offers a New Wave take on “Heartbreaker” that will appeal to multiple generations.
In time with the release, Bad Suns’ ‘Heartbreaker’ North American headline tour kicked off last night at The Complex in Salt Lake City. This summer, the band will also embark on their ‘Outskirts of Paradise’ trek, which includes a hometown show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on June 16th. In addition, the guys will play Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest the weekend of June 3rd-4th.
A full list of dates and links to purchase tickets can be found HERE.
Bad Suns – Disappear Here: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify
Balance and Composure Announce Spring US Tour
Today, Doylestown, PA’s own Balance and Composure announced that they will be back on the road this spring, headlining shows across the U.S. in support of their third studio album, Light We Made. After a trek across Australia and a performance at Santa Ana’s When We Were Young Festival, the band will head up to Amityville, NY on April 20th to kick off this leg of dates. The tour ends in Pittsburgh, PA on May 21st and features From Indian Lakes and Queen of Jeans as the support acts.
Light We Made, produced by Will Yip (Nothing, Pity Sex), showcases Balance and Composure toning down their hardcore, punk-rock roots and presenting a record dominated by soothing, harmonic tracks. Lauded as “catchy, groovy and pensively melodic” (Exclaim!), as well as their “most dynamic and ambitious release to date” (The Prelude Press), the album fulfills “its mission to broaden the band’s sound and discard any notions of close-mindedness” (Alternative Press).
Balance and Composure – Light We Made: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify
WATERS Announce New Album Something More!
WATERS have a new album! The Californian 5-piece will release Something More! on May 19th, 2017. First single, “Hiccups”, an energetic guitar driven power-pop ode to figuring things out, is out today.
Something More! is the band’s first release since 2015’s acclaimed What’s Real. Written and recorded over the past year in LA, following big-time touring runs with the likes of Weezer, Tegan and Sara, and Matt and Kim, the album came together after the five-piece band returned home and were forced to confront the day-to-day realities of everyday life.
Frontman Van Pierszalowski sees Something More! as both a gut-punch and a wake-up call to his younger self. “I wanted to make a record that was communicating with my teenager self, as if to say "It's always gonna be the same shit just in slightly different contexts.”...I wanted to make a mixtape, scribble notes all over the paper sleeve, get into the DeLorean, find high-school Van, and say "LISTEN TO THIS."” With that concept in mind, the band wrapped the record in some influences that the awkward teenage version of Van could listen to.
And while lead single “Hiccups,” produced by Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon), sounds euphoric on first listen - all chant-along vocals, adolescent angst and rowdy riffs - it finds Pierszalowski bellowing “I ain’t got no regrets…all my fuck-ups, all my hiccups, only brought me to you.” “I wanted to express that the fuck-ups and the mistakes are a necessary part of the struggle to figure shit out. Don't beat yourself up about it so damn much,” he says of the Pinkerton-inspired cut.
To that end, the bulk of the songs that comprise Something More! speak to feelings of restlessness and being alone, as well as having uber-intense issues with lovers, friends and family. But, as Pierszalowski says in explaining how in spite of this the album contains some of the most raucous, hook-driven songs of the band’s career, “These songs are pop songs. They sound fun on the surface. But they are dark songs in disguise.”
Pre-order Something More!: iTunes | Vinyl/CD | Amazon Google Play
Dustin Kensrue Announces Co-Headline Tour With Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull
Dustin Kensrue is excited to announce his spring solo tour with Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull. The co-headline stint begins March 22nd in Louisville, KY and wraps March 30th in Houston, TX. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
The Fan Club presale begins today, and tickets can be purchased HERE. The general public on-sale starts Friday, February 10 at 12:00pm local time, with tickets available on Kensrue’s website.
For this past year’s Record Store Day, Kensrue released More Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood, a two-track 7” featuring a pair of unreleased covers from the original Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood recordings – Mumford and Sons’ “Sigh No More” and Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek.” Fans can purchase More Thoughts HERE.
Thrice and Manchester Orchestra will also play a sold out co-headline show at the House of Blues Anaheim on March 7th.
Dustin Kensrue On Tour:
3/22 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
3/23 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
3/24 – Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre
3/25 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
3/26 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
3/28 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
3/29 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/30 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Dustin Kensrue - Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood: iTunes | Amazon | CD & Vinyl
Thrice, Frank Iero and the Patience Announce Summer Tour With Rise Against and Deftones
Thrice and Frank Iero and the Patience have just announced that they will be the special guests on Rise Against and Deftones’ North American tour this summer! Thrice will be direct support for the tour, performing at each stop. Frank Iero and the Patience will be the opening acts for select dates.
The general public on-sale will take place Friday, February 10th at 10:00am local time. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Mayer Hawthorne Shares New Video For "Time For Love"
Mayer Hawthorne has debuted a new video for his single, “Time For Love,” shot at Los Angeles’ YouTube Space. The video encourages fans to “dance like nobody’s watching” and perfectly captures Mayer’s classic vibe: groovy, fun, and always soulful.
The track appears on Mayer’s latest EP, Party of One, a follow up to his 2016 studio album, Man About Town.
Mayer Hawthorne – Party of One: iTunes | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play | Soundcloud
Bad Suns Unveil "Outskirts of Paradise" Summer Tour
In continued celebration of their second studio album, Disappear Here, Bad Suns are pleased to announce their “Outskirts of Paradise” summer headline tour. Following their first leg of shows, the guys will be back in May playing across North America with support from HUNNY. A full list of dates can be found below, along with on-sale information.
Artist Presale: Tuesday, January 31 @ 10am local (password: BUENALUNA)
Spotify Presale: Wednesday, February 1 @ 10am local (password: HEARTBREAKER)
General On-Sale: Friday, February 3 @ 10am local
Bad Suns – Disappear Here: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify